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Pyongyang - North Korea Slams Joe Biden For Criticizing Leader Kim Jong Un

Published on: May 21, 2019 08:38 PM
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Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden holds a campaign rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. May 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstDemocratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden holds a campaign rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. May 18, 2019.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Pyongyang - North Korean state media slammed former U.S. vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un, calling him “bereft of elementary quality as a human being”.

The criticism contrasts with North Korea’s repeated references to the good relationship between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim said in April his personal relationship with Trump was still good despite the collapse of their second summit in Vietnam in February.

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According to Newsweek, Biden said at a campaign launch in Philadelphia on Saturday: “Are we a nation that embraces dictators and tyrants like (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and Kim Jong Un?”

State media the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) responded to criticism of the North’s leadership in a commentary late on Tuesday.

“What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician,” it said.

KCNA listed previous controversies concerning Biden, including allegations of plagiarism and falling asleep during a speech by former President Barack Obama in 2011.

“We will never pardon anyone who dare provoke the supreme leadership of the DPRK but will certainly make them pay for it,” KCNA said, using North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Denuclearization talks have stalled since the breakdown of the second meeting between Trump and Kim in February and North Korea conducted more weapons tests this month.

The tests were seen as a protest by Kim after Trump rejected his calls for sanctions relief at the Hanoi summit.



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 May 21, 2019 at 10:08 PM Anonymous Says:

Tough on the savage North Koreans, and their fat pig dictator. The latter individual has been named, as ordering the assassination of his half brother, in Malaysia. It was also reported that he had his Uncle killed, and numerous other individuals. He had the gall to allege to Trump that he was not involved in the death of Otto Warmbier. Nobody sneezes in North Korea, without him knowing about it.

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 May 21, 2019 at 11:57 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Remarkable isn’t it? Taking a tough stand against the Kim regime is now controversial.

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 May 22, 2019 at 04:23 PM Pollack Says:

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PaulinSaudi Says:

Remarkable isn’t it? Taking a tough stand against the Kim regime is now controversial.

You expect the Kim regime to take criticism nicely?

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